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Arctostaphylos 'Sunset' (A. hookeri x A. pajaroensis)

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Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'
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Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'
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Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'

Botanical Name: Arctostaphylos 'Sunset' (A. hookeri x A. pajaroensis)
Common Name: 'Sunset' Manzanita selection

Very easy to grow. New foliage is a coppery-red. Tolerates heavy soils. Nice compact manzanita recommended as specimen or hedge. Heavy blooms with red peeling bark. Flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4'-5' H x 4'-6' W
Growth Habit: Dense, upright and round
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: White/Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; Introduced by Saratoga Horticultural Foundation to commemorate Sunset magazine's 75th anniversary.
Natural Habitat: Slopes, canyons, hills, hot dry areas

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